Five cuts: Mets slip-sliding away
Five thoughts on the Mets' listless 6-1 loss to the Marlins while wondering if the New York scribes in this surprisingly half-empty press box will be recycling last year's obituary.
But the Santana who will take the mound is a mystery. Yes, he's a perfect 7-0 in the second half, and his 2.26 home ERA offers plenty of hope for Mets fans. But he is coming off a career-high 125-pitch outing, and has made just one previous start on three day's rest, going five innings against the Yankees in the 2004 AL Division Series.